Armenian family from Kobane provided housing in Yerevan

Seventeen members of the Tovmasyan family, who fled Kobane to Turkey after the Islamic State attack earlier this year, have found refuge in Armenia with the assistance of the Ministry of Diaspora.

Hovsep Tovmasyan, 43, was killed by ISIS in front of his 13-year-old son. Other members of the family (families of four Tovmasyan brothers including 11 children) managed to escape and lived in a school building in Turkey’s Suruc region for three months.

The family moved to Armenia thanks to financing from Raffi Ardhaljian, a US-based adviser to the Minister of Diaspora.

The family has been provided housing in Yerevan’s Silikian district.